Adding a Stove to a House without an Existing Chimney.

It’s a a bit of a myth that houses without existing chimneys can’t have a wood burning stove installed.

An example of an external chimney by Chimney Services Northeast

It’s desirable (especially at this time of year) to have a roaring stove to keep out the cold, considering that temperatures have plummeted and look like they will continue in that manner for 2018. Also, after seeing all these cosy fires and stoves, especially on your social feeds from friends and family – this obviously makes people wish they could have such an option. Most modern buildings tend not to have a natural chimney stack, but Schiedel Chimney Systems have a number of options to allow people to install a stove without the natural chimney which is traditional in older houses.

First option is to have an external chimney system.

Using materials suited for combustible walls, it’s possible to add a steel chimney externally on the side of a wall when the house doesn’t have space or isn’t detached. The videos at the bottom of the page show how this is possible – it’s more straightforward than you would expect. We have a number of examples on our Twitter and Facebook pages from the many installers who use our systems.

And with any installation undertaken by a HETAS Approved Installer, you can be assured that a qualified expert is doing the work.

A great example from Norfolk Woodburners, adding a stove without an existing chimney stack (via Twitter)

A traditional through-the-roof chimney is also possible.

When using combustible wall fire-stop plates, the chimney can pass through ceilings and the roof. This can even mean installing stoves in bedrooms and any other rooms, as you could also do with an external installation. Again, this is more straightforward than you would expect and we have seen hundreds of examples using our ICID and ICS system to install a stove in this way.

Even for walls which are entirely combustible, for example timber frame, we have our Award Winning Ignis Protect and Protect Box, which allows the safe installation in timber frame buildings.

The videos below demonstrate the step-by-step guide on how an Internal and External chimney is installed. Get in touch with your local HETAS Approved Engineer to find out how easy it can be to get that stove you’ve always desired.